Are young Muslims adopting Australian values?
Publisher© 2008 Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER).
AuthorKabir, Nahid Afrose
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CitationKabir, N. A. (2008). Are young muslims adopting australian values? Australian Journal of Education, 52(3), 229-241. doi:10.1177/000494410805200302
Recently politicians in Australia have raised concerns that some Muslims are not adopting Australian values to a sufficient extent In this paper I explore the notion of Australian values with respect to immigrant youth. By analysing interviews with 32 Muslim students who are 15-18 years of age and of diverse backgrounds in two state schools in Sydney, I focus on the extent to which these young people seem to be adopting Australian values. I discuss the factors that hinder the adoption of Australian values, and whether such hindrance can lead to a possible jihadi threat This paper relies on oral testimonies and secondary sources, including international literature.